Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Report On Biodiversity Field Trip To Valley School, Kanakpura Road, Organized By The Department Of Life Sciences On 13 July 2019

A field trip was organized on 13 July 2019 for second year M.Sc. Zoology students to assess the biodiversity in the forest surrounding Valley School, Kanakpura Road accompanied by    Dr P U Antony. It is located in Thatguni at a distance of 17 km away from the Bangalore city. The trip was aimed at understanding biodiversity and various methods and methodologies of observing biodiversity like the point transact and the line transact. Various species of birds were observed ranging from drongos to the wild fowl, wild boar rest areas, and possible vulture nests. New techniques were taught to identify animals with their peculiar calls. The overall visit exemplified on the fact that it is important to learn about the biodiversity and even more important to conserve it.



Report On Agronomy Study Trip To Harohalli Organized By The Department Of Life Sciences On 19 July, 2019


A Study trip to Harohalli for understanding the agricultural practices in the state of Karnataka was organized on 19 July 2019 for the students 5BCB, accompanied by Prof Xavier Vincent and Dr D Sayantan. Prof Xavier elaborated the students about various cultivation techniques of maize and coconut, as well as the revenue generated by the farmers from those crops grown by the farmers in that area. The team also visited the lake, which was mainly used for irrigating the agricultural fields. The students were immensely benefited by the discussions on sustainable agricultural strategies, current scenario and future prospects.



Monday, 29 July 2019

Report On Field Trip To Biligiriranga Hills Organized By The Department Of Life Sciences On 5 And 6 July, 2019

A two days field trip was organized on July 5 and 6, 2019 for the students of  second year M.Sc. Botany to Biligiriranga Hills (BR hills) as a part of practical syllabus in Angiosperm taxonomy , accompanied by the honorable Head of the Department , Fr Jobi Xavier and       Mr Joel  Jose. The entire trip was about identification and collection of different species plants from varied families and the preparation of herbarium. The students guided by the teachers and local guide were taken deep into the forest to keenly observe the surrounding vegetation, identify and collect some of the rare varieties and thereby were taught the preparation of herbarium. The students were immensely benefited by this field trip as the study of taxonomy requires observing the characters of different specimen to get a better understanding of varied families.


Friday, 19 July 2019

Report on nature walk to devarayanadurga organized by green army 2019

A Nature walk was organized by the Green Army on July 3rd, 2019 to the Ramadeverabetta near Devarayanadurga under the leadership of Dr P U Antony and Dr K A Paari. Fifty three students from various departments participated in the trekking camp. Students discussed the importance of nature conservation and enjoyed the significance of green environment. Dr. Antony PU led the trekking team with his experience and explained the animal habitat in the hilly regions and modes of ecosystem selection by the animal kingdom. Students also discussed various other issues related with environment and ecosystem management. Trekking also turned out to be a good physical outfit for the students and was a real leaning experience. Green Army Alumni, Rachit shared his experience about his association with the green army activities. 



Report on official inaugration of green army activities (2019-20)

A study trip was organized on 16th July 2019 for 5BCZ and 5CBZ students to the Fisheries Research and Information Centre (FRIC), Hesaraghatta as a part of their practical syllabus in Aquatic Biology accompanied by Dr Krishna Kumar V and Dr Mridul Umesh. Fisheries Research and Information Centre (FRIC) is a unit established in the year 1960 by Govt. of Karnataka as a Fisheries Research Station and got transferred to University of Agricultural Sciences Bengaluru in 1966. It is a part of Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University since 2005 and was re-nominated as Fisheries Research & Information Centre. It is located adjacent to the Hesaraghatta Lake, which is about 38 km away from the Bengaluru city. The visit was spearheaded by Dr Ravindragouda Patil, who briefed about the objectives of the institute, and highlighted the various steps involved in culture fisheries. Dr Patil described the shortcomings of the capture fisheries sector and explained the breeding techniques used for the culture of the Indian major carps at the institute.  The research centre housed facilities like breeding tanks, stocking tanks and integrated aquaculture (duck- cum- fish and poultry- cum- fish) systems and has diverse array of aquatic animals ranging from goldfishes, mollies, guramis to swordtails, bettas and a soft-shelled turtle. The students had a fruitful interaction with Dr Patil and were benefited from his expertise about the intricacies and the importance of care, prudence and aInauguration of Green Army activities for the academic year 2019-2020 was held on June 29, 2019 A lecture on Wild life conservation was delivered by Mr. Gowrie Shankar, a wildlife biologist studying king cobras for close to two decades. Several wildlife documentaries like the King Cobra and I, Secrets of the King Cobra, One million snake bites, Deadliest snakes and Cobra King screened in the channels like the BBC, Discovery, NatGeo Wild and Animal Planet explains the contribution of the speaker Mr. Gowrie Shankar to the field of wild life conservation. Mr. Gowrie Shankar enlightened the audience about the phytogeography of king cobras across South East Asia. He shared his experience working at premier organizations like the Centre for Herpetology, Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and also at the Agumbe Rainforest Research Station, Agumbe. He shared his experience on how he has rescued and relocated over 350 king cobras from distress situations and monitored over 35 king cobra nests. Green Army activities were explained to the gathering. The students were encouraged and motivated to participate in all the upcoming activities of Green Army emphasizing the conservation of nature and wildlife.patience in the aquaculture industry.


Report on study trip to fisheries research and information centre (fric) 2019


A study trip was organized on 16th July 2019 for 5BCZ and 5CBZ students to the Fisheries Research and Information Centre (FRIC), Hesaraghatta as a part of their practical syllabus in Aquatic Biology accompanied by Dr Krishna Kumar V and Dr Mridul Umesh. Fisheries Research and Information Centre (FRIC) is a unit established in the year 1960 by Govt. of Karnataka as a Fisheries Research Station and got transferred to University of Agricultural Sciences Bengaluru in 1966. It is a part of Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University since 2005 and was re-nominated as Fisheries Research & Information Centre. It is located adjacent to the Hesaraghatta Lake, which is about 38 km away from the Bengaluru city. The visit was spearheaded by Dr Ravindragouda Patil, who briefed about the objectives of the institute, and highlighted the various steps involved in culture fisheries. Dr Patil described the shortcomings of the capture fisheries sector and explained the breeding techniques used for the culture of the Indian major carps at the institute.  The research centre housed facilities like breeding tanks, stocking tanks and integrated aquaculture (duck- cum- fish and poultry- cum- fish) systems and has diverse array of aquatic animals ranging from goldfishes, mollies, guramis to swordtails, bettas and a soft-shelled turtle. The students had a fruitful interaction with Dr Patil and were benefited from his expertise about the intricacies and the importance of care, prudence and patience in the aquaculture industry.

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Report on Leadership Programme


Leadership programme was held on June 22, 2019 in Central Block, Main Campus, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore. The guest speaker of the leadership programme was Dr. Divakar Goli, Campus Director, Acharya Institutes, Bangalore. The welcome address was delivered by Prof. Ganesh, followed by Dr. Divakar Goli speech, on how to streamline the life style to achieve goals in holistic way. After completion of the session faculty and students interacted with the guest. The leadership programme was concluded with the felicitation of guest and vote of thanks by Dr. Erumalla Venkatanagaraju, Programme coordinator.

Inauguration of Life Science Association 2019


The Life Sciences Association inauguration was held on June 25, 2019 in the KE Auditorium, Block IV, Main Campus, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Bangalore. The Chief Guest of the day was Mr. Vibhava Shukla, Associate Scientific Manager, Biocon Ltd., Bangalore. The inaugural event started with an invocation dance by the students of Life Sciences. It was followed by lighting the lamp where Mr. Vibhava Shukla, Fr Jobi Xavier, the HOD of Life Sciences, President of the Association and the CFO of CHRIST, Dr Anish Nag, Coordinator of the Life Sciences Association, along with Dr. Sayantan., former Coordinator of Life Science Association, Prof. Antony P.U., Prof. Xavier Vincent, Prof Manjunath and Prof. Ganesh did the honours. The welcome address was delivered by Dr. Anish Nag. He also presented the new logo of the Association, released e-book for PG internship report compilation and also introduced newly elected members of the Association. This was followed by a scholarly lecture by the chief guest on Drug design and development. After the lecture, Prof Xavier addressed the students on the topic of environmental awareness. Fr Jobi addressed the gathering afterwards. The vote of thanks was delivered by Ms Amie Maria Jiji, 2 MSc Biotechnology and the General Secretary (PG Council) of Life Science Association.



Thursday, 28 March 2019

Report on National Seminar on Development and Ecological Sustainability: Issues in Emerging India Organised by the Dept of Life Sciences on Dec 7 and 8, 2018

The two-day National Seminar on Development and Ecological Sustainability: Issues in Emerging India saw active participation from 8 Indian states. The organizer of the seminar was Dr Antoney P U, Professor, Dept of Life Sciences. Many interesting abstracts were presented by the participants and discussions relating to wildlife biology and conservation took place. Also the launch of the Proceedings book containing the abstracts submitted also took place during the seminar.



REPORT ON INVITED TALK BY DR PATTANATHU RAHMAN ORGAINZIED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LIFE SCIENCES ON MARCH1, 2019

                The department of Life Sciences had organized a talk by Dr Pattanathu Rahman, Fellow of Royal Society of Arts, University of Portsmouth, UK. The topic was “Research and Developments in Biosurfactants and the introduction of synthetic biology to improve Microbial Processes”. He talked about the importance of biosurfactants and the process of scaling up the production of the same. He also spoke about educate the students about economy and the business model. He laid stress on the discovery, patenting and use of novel microorganisms for various biotechnological processes. The talk was followed by question answer rounds, that was highly beneficial to the students. 


Report on Study trip to Central Poultry Development and Training Institute, Hesaraghatta, Bangalore Organized by the Dept of Life Sciences on 27 February, 2019.


A study trip was organized on 27 Feb 2019, for the 6 BCZ class to the central poultry development and training institute, Hesarughatta, Bangalore as part of the practical syllabus accompanied by Dr Paari and Prof Ganesh.  The Central Poultry Development Organisation and Training Institute under Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Government of India was formed after merging and restructuring of the Central Poultry Units located at Hessaraghatta, Bangalore viz. Central Poultry Training Institute, Central Poultry Breeding Farm, Central Duck Breeding Farm, Random Sample Poultry Performance Testing Centre, during June 2003. It is located close to and on the way to Hessaraghatta lake about 40 kms from Christ University in Bangalore. It was established with an objective of acclimatizing and multiplying the exotic strains of WLH poultry. The Centre also has a Duck Breeding Farm (CDBF) with the technical collaboration of Government of United Kingdom for production and supply of layer and meat type of ducks across the country.  Th students had a fruitful interaction with the Director Dr Mahesh PS and the deputy director Dr KS Prathap Kumar of the institute who briefed us about the history of the institute as well its aims and objectives. Dr Prathap Kumar also took the students to show the demonstration units where the different breeds of fowls were reared for visitors view. In all, this visit helped students to gain an insight in the happenings and functioning of the institute. Practical application of the theoretical knowledge gained in college was obtained allowing us to get a better grasp of the concepts.



Report on Alumni as resource person for the Moth camp at Ramanagara, Bangalore Rural on 14 and 15, July 2018 by Ladybird consulting

                As a part of the extension activities of the Green Army, Rachit Singh, a Green Army Volunteer was invited as a resource person for the Moth Camp event and an interactive session on moths was conducted along with observations on the moth screen.  The event was organised by a LLP company called Ladybird consulting. Participants of different age groups were present and around 50+ moth species were observed.  Apart from moths, nature studies in the morning were also done where birds, butterflies and plants were observed, small sessions on birdwatching and other wildlife ethics were also discussed. 


Report on Research Lab Visit organized by the Dept of Life Sciences for MSc Biotechnology students on March 7 and 8, 2019

 The students of 4 semester MSc Biotechnology were taken for a research lab tour by Dr Suma S and Dr Biljo V Joseph to Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Trivandrum and Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute, Palode in Kerala. The students were taken to different research labs and instrumentation labs in RGCB and JNTBGRI and the scientists briefed them on the mandates of the lab (Infectious diseases biology, Cancer Biology, Micropropagation, Plant Molecular Biology etc) and the uses of the sophisticated instruments.





REPORT ON FOREIGN FACULTY INTERACTION WIH DEPARTMENT OF LIFE SCIENCES ON MARCH 1, 2019

The department of Life sciences had organized an interactive session with foreign faculty from UK on March 1, 2019. The participants from the foreign Universities included Dr Lynda Partridge, Fellow of Royal Society of Biology, University of Sheffield, UK and Dr Pattanathu Rahman, Fellow of Royal Society of Arts, University of Portsmouth, UK.  The event was done in collaboration with British Council. Thefaculty in charge was Dr Sayantan from CHRIST. Ms Miriam Ebenezer, Sr Manager, South India British Council, Chennai also participated in the discussion. The meeting was attended by Dr Anish, Dr Praveen, Dr Mridul, Dr Venkat, Dr Alok, Dr Biljo, Dr Paari, Dr Manikantan, Dr Sayantan from the Department of Life Sciences The meeting mainly focused on the possibilities of collaboration between the institutions which the delegates belonged to and CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore. The delegates also informed the faculty members about the MSc programmes in their University. Ms Miriam informed the faculty members about the role of British Council to facilitate the collaboration. The delegates also had a discussion with Fr Jobi Xavier, HOD, Life Sciences.


REPORT ON FOREIGN FACULTY GUEST LECTURE BY DR LYNDA PARTRIDGE ORGAINZIED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LIFE SCIENCES ON MARCH 1, 2019

              The department of Life Sciences had organized a foreign faculty guest lecture by Dr Lynda Partridge, Fellow of Royal Society of Biology, University of Sheffield, UK. The welcome address was delivered by Dr Sayantan, followed by introduction of the speaker by Ms Sumam Sara Sunil, a student of BSc CBZ, VI semester. This was followed by the delivery of the lecture by Dr Lynda Partridge. The title of her talk was “Non-stick skin” – anti-adhesive strategies as alternatives for antimicrobial therapy”. The talk mainly focused on food security, antibiotic resistance and healthy ageing. She also talked on the monoclonal antibody production. She also talked about the emergence of superbugs that pose threats to the environment. In addition to that she talked on the interaction between the host and pathogens like Neisseria and Staphylococcus aureus. The students actively engaged in query session after the talk.

Monday, 18 March 2019

REPORT ON ANNUAL PROJECT EXHIBITION - 2019


The Annual Project Exhibition was organized as a part of NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY by the Electronics Club on 1 March 2019, between 10am to 3pm in the Pathway of Main Campus. The mission behind holding this exhibition is to provide   a platform for the final year students to demonstrate and explain their constructed circuit with model to the visitors of the stall thereby promoting the learning process with hands-on experience.


The exhibition was organized by the B.Sc. final year students of both PME and CME classes as a part of their VI semester project work under the guidance of the faculty members of the department of Electronics. There were a total of 41 working projects on display during the event.  The students demonstrated the working of their projects using a power point presentation and charts to the visitors.


Dr. Surendra Kulkarni, Dean of Science and Dr. George Thomas C, Associate Dean of Science visited the exhibition and encouraged the students by interacting with the students.
The students from other classes visited the exhibition and interacted with the senior students.This exhibition succeeded in giving an overview of practical applications in various domains with a special attention to some of the problemswith social relevance. The event motivated the first and second year students to take up the project work seriously and more enthusiastically.


All the faculty members of department of Physics and Electronics were present during the exhibition and provided guidance to the students for the successful execution of the program.

TEAM
TITLE OF THE PROJECT
TEAM
TITLE OF THE PROJECT
1
PARKING SLOT AVAILABILITY
22
AUTOMATED  SERVING TRAY
2
ROBOT CLEANER
23
BIOMETRIC EVM
3
COIN INSERTIONMOBILE CHARGER
24
HUMAN DETECTION ROBOT
4
SMART PARKING SYSTEM
25
ACCIDENT RESCUE SYSTEM
5
COLOUR SELECTORS
26
PARCEL DELIVERY DRONE
6
AUTOMATIC PET FEEDER
27
SMART IRRIGATION SYSTEM
7
AUTOMATIC SOLAR TRACKER
28
CELL PHONE OPERATED ROVER
8
LIFI BASED DATA TRANSMISSION
29
SPY ROBOT
9
HAND GESTURE CONTROL CAR
30
FINGER PRINT HOME SECURITY
10
ROBOTIC ARM
31
SOLAR TRACKING SYSTEM
11
GENERAL PURPOSE APPLIANCE CONTROL
32
HAND GESTURE ROBOTIC ARM
12
DAM AUTOMATION USING ARDUINO
33
IOT GARBAGE SENSOR
13
SPIDER ROBOT
34
SIGN LANGUAGE TRANSLATOR
14
AUTOMATIC GREEN HOUSE CONTROL
35
AUTOMATED TITRATION
15
3 WHEEL HOLONOMIC DRIVE BOT
36
CHILD RESCUE SYSTEM
16
INTERACTIVE COFFEE TABLE
37
AMBIENT AIR MONITOR
17
DOT BOT - PRINTER PEN
38
TRACK DISTORTION DETECTOR
18
CAPACITIVE TOUCH PIANO
39
QUAD COPTER
19
BIONIC ARM
40
SMART HOME
20
ACCIDENT DETECTOR
41
BLUEOOTH CONTROLLED SPY CAR
21
HAND GESTURE CONTROLLED ROBOT